Disability at an Intersection: Brokenness, Race, Masculinity and the Inscribed Body

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Disability at an Intersection: Brokenness, Race, Masculinity and the Inscribed Body
The experience of disability described in this paper is a personal one. However, it is also an experience that cannot be understood without reference to its contextual frame. It is the experience of a Black male growing up with disability in Jamaica. It is an experience that can only be understood at a crossroads: the intersection between interpretations of the “brokenness” of disability, the colonized Black body, and the performance of masculinity. Thus, this paper will argue the thesis that the experience of disability is often an intersectional one; an experience that necessitates theoretical flexibility inclusive of multiple interpretative frames to...
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.....ral melange of all three marginalizing social positionings.
In this context, it may be argued that it is only through an inclusive theoretical and cultural apparatus that we can come to understand the full complexity of the disability, marginality and the potential for resistance in our society.
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